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New iMac assembled in USA

iFixit, the teardown site have laid hands on the new 21.5 inch iMac. While most of it is ‘business as usual’ the interesting news is that they are being ‘Assembled in USA’. Nearly all of Apple’s gadgets and computers are assembled in China, however the new product shows that Apple …

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Apple iPad still dominating China market

Apple are facing stiff competition worldwide by many Android and Windows tablets, however they are still the dominant force in China where they are claiming over 71 percent share. Analysys International figures show that the tablet market in China is very strong, and growing – with 2.6 million devices sold …

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Eating out and mobile phones, do they mix?

I posted earlier this week about the increasing dominance of technology in our lives. I think we all struggle when we don’t have our phones, or tablets, or laptops handy. I was in a restaurant earlier this week for dinner with a couple of friends, and I noticed around me …

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Apple ‘anti fanboys’, just as bad?

Did I ever tell you about my friend Dave? Dave simply hates Apple computers. Dave isn’t his real name, but he has a Facebook account and reads this page, and likes his privacy. I like that about him. He likes the Kitguru Facebook page because ‘Most people commenting there seem …

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Windows Phone 8 ported to the HTC HD2

The HTC HD2, first released in late 2009 is undoubtedly the smartphone that will never die. In its latest accomplishment, Windows Phone 8 has been ported to the device. It is also worth keeping in mind the HD2 originally launched with Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional. The feat has been accomplished …

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Laptop prices have stagnated for 2 years

We have all gotten used to the idea that we work in/around a fast-paced industry where product cycles endlessly spin out new product at lower prices than ever before, but that’s not so true in the laptop sector. Even with massive competition from the tablet PC industry, laptops seem to …

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Apple, do they breed fanatics?

I don’t mind Apple (opinion of me ‘Carl’ not ‘Kitguru). Yeah, its not cool to say that here. I know a lot of our readers hate Apple with a passion. Im actually rather neutral when it comes to their products. I think the iPad is genuinely a great product, but …

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Microsoft to patch Windows Phone 8 rebooting issue

Some early adopters of Windows Phone 8 devices such as the Nokia Lumia 920 and Windows Phone 8X by HTC have discovered that their new devices are prone to randomly rebooting, presumably due to stability issues. The latest reports are suggesting that Microsoft believes that they have identified the issue …

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Windows Phone 7.8 rolling out from early 2013

While we are sure many early adopters of the Windows Phone platform were disappointed to find their devices would not be updated to the latest Windows Phone 8, Microsoft is set to deliver the compromise in early 2013. Windows Phone 7.8 for such devices as the Nokia Lumia 800 and …

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Apple fires Maps boss Richard Williamson

Apple have removed failed maps boss Richard Williamson from the team as CEO Tim Cook looks to reshuffle the ranks in the company, moving forward. Apple are a strong company, they don’t often have to deal with a high profile ‘disaster’, however their IOS6 maps has been one of their …

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RIM may end up owing Nokia $5 per phone

Many of the news headlines lately have been detailing the war between Samsung and Apple. As these are the market leaders, it is understandable. Under the radar however, Nokia and Research In Motion (RIM) are embroiled in their own wireless patent battle. Nokia have said that RIM “is not entitled …

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Everything Everywhere increases data limits for 4G

Everything Everywhere

Everything Everywhere – previously Orange and T-Mobile – has increased its data allowance for all 4G packages by as much as 60 per cent, though it still fails to offer an exploitable unlimited package to consumers. Existing customers of EE will have their current packages upgraded for free and anyone …

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Apple to release thinner, faster iMac this week

Apple will be releasing their new iMac on Friday 30th November. The new iMac computer will have a 21.5 inch screen and a new ‘Fusion Drive’. Apple confirmed the price in America as between $1,299 and $1,499. They will also be releasing a new 27 inch model in December with …

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iPhone 5 sales push iOS to top in America

Market research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech have said that iOS is now the top selling smartphone operating system in America, pushing Android phones into second place. Kantar said yesterday that iPhones now hold a 48.1% share of the U.S. smartphone market, compared against 46.7% for Android. The iPhone 4S outsold …

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Google returns December to Android in latest update

When Google first started to roll out Android 4.2 Jelly Bean two weeks ago a very minor, but rather serious object was excluded. Android 4.2 had no memory of what December, and Christmas, was. While the month of December was still included in the Calendar app, it was omitted from the …

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Foxconn could be making Microsoft and Amazon smartphones

Foxconn

While it’s still considered as a rumour for now, there are reports abound suggesting that Foxconn – yes the same Foxconn that employed children – could be set to manufacture the smartphones of both Microsoft and Amazon in the coming year. Taking this with a pinch of salt, we have …

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Ever wondered how Samsung stress test their phones?

Samsung aren’t overly known for producing devices that have great build quality but a new video detailing how Samsung stress tests various devices hopes to change our minds in the lead up to the holiday season. In an effort to put the devices through real life tests; the physical buttons, …

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Intel struggles dealing tablets to students

There are some products that are easy to push to students and others that are a lot harder. Intel seems to be finding out the hard way that supplying the wrong kind of tablets leads to reduced sales. KitGuru hides in the bush with night vision goggles. A story reached …

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Apple trademarks ‘iPad Mini’ in America

Apple have filed to trademark their ‘iPad Mini’ name in the U.S. Patent and Trademark office last week. Apple said their iPad Mini is a “handheld mobile digital electronic device comprising a tablet computer, electronic book and periodical reader, digital audio and video player, camera, electronic personal organizer, personal digital …

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UK launch of ARNOVA FamilyPad 13.3 inc tablet

With Christmas coming up many families will be on the look out for an inexpensive, yet versatile tablet for the family. ARCHOS may just have the product you want. The FamilyPad is released under the ARNOVA brand, and is a 13.3 inch 1280×800 resolution, 10 point capactive touchscreen panel which …

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Book pricing on Amazon can penalise Kindle users

It’s not hard to see where the real costs are incurred by book publishers. You have trees to cultivate, chop,  transport, mill, form into paper, transport again, inks to make, covers to design, writers-editors-publishers to pay and, at the end of all that, you still need to ship a heavy …

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Apple just changed battery supplies

Samsung Battery

Samsung and Apple have been at each other’s throats for some time now, across the business landscape and in the courtrooms. Despite all this they’ve been cooperating on certain aspects of their products, one such way being that Apple’s iPad and MacBook lines used Samsung batteries. Now however, Apple has …

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